Vanuatu advance Team arrives for Games

first_imgIt is headed by Chef de Mission Eileen Nangan, who said they are ready for the games and have prepared well to challenge the other Pacific Island countries.“Like all other Pacific Island countries, we all want to go back not empty handed but with pride and happiness and Team Vanuatu will be one of the teams that will be aiming for medals during this game,” she said.She said the advance  team are here to see for themselves the preparation and also get the feel of the atmosphere and the spirit of the games in the country. She has been accompanied by 5 officials. Four of them will be observing the preparation and organisation of the event as Vanuatu will be hosting the event in 2017.Ms Nangan, who is from East New Britain and married to a Vanuatu man, says out of the 28 sporting codes, they will be participating in only 13.She said the special event that will be closely monitored is the Para table tennis where two of her disabled athletes will be participating.Team Vanuatu will be taking part in cricket, beach volleyball, boxing, karate, taekwondo, netball rugby touch, rugby, athletics, table tennis and tennis.Ms Nangan told PNG Loop that a total of 156 athletes will be participating excluding the officials.In terms of the games preparation, she said PNG has been preparing well and will host the games successfully.last_img read more

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Six Tottenham stars confirmed out of Newcastle United clash

first_imgTottenham Hotspur have a potential injury crisis on their hands ahead of their opening Premier League game with Newcastle United.Spurs are without a number of players for the clash, while manager Mauricio Pochettino is still assessing the fitness of the nine players who went the distance at World Cup 2018. Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings predicted Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT BIG PRESENTS UP TOP England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Victor Wanyama is in the gym recovering from his latest knee problem, Erik Lamela is set for a short-term spell out with a muscle issue. Meanwhile, Juan Foyth and Cameron Carter-Vickers are also all out of the match with Newcastle United, through thigh and groin injuries.Youngster Joshua Onomah and Harry Winks are starting to train again but won’t be ready for the weekend.Whether stars like Harry Kane, Hugo Lloris, and Dele are fit enough to start against the Magpies remains to be seen. smart causal 1 Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas possible standings silverware gameday cracker whoops Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? revealed The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Tottenham midfielder Victor Wanyama celebrates scoring against Liverpool. SORRY latest Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Most Popular Premier League Newslast_img read more

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